DME Satellite

Ideal for Expanding DME64N or DME24N Based Systems

The DME Satellite units are network interfaces that provide analog inputs, outputs, or both. Select the DME8i, DME8o or DME4io according to the remote I/O configuration you need. You have a choice of CobraNet™ ("-C" suffix) or EtherSound ("-ES" suffix) networking to optimally match the requirements of your application or an existing network infrastructure. Both network types allow up to 64 audio channels to be transferred over a single Cat-5 Ethernet cable, significantly reducing cabling infrastructure and cost requirements.

The CobraNet™ based DME Satellite C series offers maximum advantage in redundant or VLAN type switched networks, and is primarily suited to complex installed systems. The EtherSound equipped ES series offers exceptionally low latency and easy setup that makes it the perfect choice for temporary sound reinforcements systems.

Plenty Of Processing Power for Stand-alone Applications

The DME Satellite units incorporate the same original Yamaha DSP7 digital signal processing LSI that powers our top-of-the-line digital mixers. Using the DME Designer software application on a personal computer it is possible to combine EQ, crossover, delay, and other components to create any type of system your application requires. In fact, in a single 1U rack space the DME Satellites offer approximately 80% of the processing power provided by the DME24N Digital Mixing Engine, so you have plenty of stand-alone processing power.

* The SPX effects that are included in the DME64N and DME24N are not included in the DME Satellite models.

Superior Sound and Reliability from a World Leader in Pro Sound

If your only criterion is system efficiency there are numerous choices you could make. But if sonic quality and reliability are important as well, Yamaha has a great deal to offer.

In addition to full 96 kHz capability, the DME Satellite series benefits from unparalleled audio quality that is due in part to Yamaha's extensive experience and know-how in microphone preamplifier, AD/DA, power supply, and grounding design. They also feature much of the same proven circuit and DSP technology that is used in Yamaha pro audio gear that is acclaimed for its outstanding reliability in demanding live sound and broadcast applications around the world.

Ideal for Small Systems as well as Large Distributed I/O Systems

All three models in each series include a 16-in/16-out CobraNet™ or EtherSound interface. The DME8i and DME4io analog inputs feature remotely controllable microphone preamplifiers. Whether it's a minimal system based on the DME4io, a delay tower distribution system using DME8io units directly fed from the mixer, or a large scale system based on DME64N or DME24N Digital Mixing Engines with DME Satellite units used for distributed I/O and minimal processing, the DME Satellite series offer scalable solutions that make setup fast, flexible, and reliable. Of course you can also combine the DME4io with DME8i or DME8o units to create 12-in/4-out or 4-in/12-out configurations as required.

Comprehensive Control Terminals

The rear panels feature RS232C/422 terminals that can be used to connect AMX, CRESTRON, or similar external remote controllers, as well as providing gain control for Yamaha AD8HR AD converters with remotely controllable microphone preamplifiers. An 8-in/4-out GPI terminal allows connection of GPI interfaces or external switches, and an Ethernet connector is provided for connection to an ICP1 Intelligent Control Panel or a computer running the DME Designer application. A USB port is also provided specifically for communication with DME Designer.

DME Designer for Flexible System Construction and Centralized Control

Using the DME Designer application software - the same program that is used with the DME64N and DME24N - the DME Satellite ES series models can be configured with a wide selection of processing components, up to the limit of the unit's processing power, for flexible creation of systems for installed or temporary applications. DME programmability frees you from the constraints of fixed-function analog devices, making it easy to accommodate sudden system changes during setup as well as expansion once the system has been set up. And you can program and control all units on a network from a single location.

The intuitive, easy-to-use DME Designer application is available as a free download from the download page.

Basic Control Panel Options

The DME Satellite series can be controlled from any standard GPI controller, but Yamaha offers a range of Ethernet and GPI based control panels and fader/switch panels for fuss-free system setup. The ICP1 is an intelligent control panel with an LCD interface that can display information in five different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese). The ICP1 installs in a standard wall-mount conduit box, controls assigned DME parameters via a single Cat-5 Ethernet cable, and can be easily set up to meet the requirements of any type of end user. There are also the GPI-based CP1SF control panel with 1 switch and 1 fader, the CP4SF with four switches and four faders, and the CP4SW with four switches. These controllers can be used for convenient remote scene switching, microphone on/off switching, microphone or BGM level control, and more.

Enhanced Automatic Adjustment for Meeting and Conference Rooms(Version3)

An Auto Gain Control component that automatically compensates for variations in the level of a speaker's voice, and an Auto Mixer II component that provides an over-ride function and automatic output level control make it possible to create "intelligent" systems that provide automated control for applications that don't require the presence of an experienced operator.

Improved Zoning Capabilities(Version3)

Version 3 includes a Room Combiner component that greatly facilitates the combining and dividing of rooms in conference venues for example, as well as the control of zoning in undivided spaces at shopping centers or theme restaurants. Additional Router and Matrix component variations have also been provided for increasing further the capability and efficiency of system design.

Ambient Noise Compensation(Version3)

The new Ambient Noise Compensator component can be used to measure ambient noise levels and automatically and dynamically adjust the program level for optimum balance and intelligibility. This function can be useful, for example, to optimize the level of announcements at shopping malls at which the ambient noise level may vary greatly depending on the time of day or day of the week.

Automatic Audio Input Detection(Version3)

The Audio Detector component generates GPI output based on whether or not an input audio signal is detected. This capability could be used, for example, to automatically pan a camera to the current speaker during a conference, control lighting, or perform other advanced functions. Conversely, it could be used to detect when an audio input has stopped and change scenes accordingly.

Simple Mixer(Version3)

A simple but very useful stereo mixer available in 16-input and 24-input variations, both with dual auxiliary sends. This component can significantly enhance system design flexibility in a wide range of applications.

Features for Smoother Delivery, Setup and Maintenance(Version3)

"All File" export and import capability makes it easy to transfer user modules, image files, and all other relevant DME data from computer to computer, and a "Device Information" display lists the status of all DME devices on a network. These are just two of many features that make setting up and maintaining a commercial audio system easier and more efficient than ever.

Advanced Support for AMX Touch-panel Controllers(Version3)

DME series processors are participants in the AMX Duet Partner Program, and offer full support for Dynamic Device Discovery. DME processors, with their extensive feature set and versatility, offer a familiar Duet programming and control environment for smooth integration with other Duet devices. Version 3 additionally allows AMX and DME Satellite devices to be connected via Ethernet for significantly improved cabling efficiency.

Yamaha is currently working with Crestron to implement full compatibility and easy programming with their touch-panel controllers as well.

Remote Control of Internal Mic/Line Head Amplifiers(Version3)

This upgrade makes it possible to remotely control the gain of the high-performance microphone/line head amplifiers built into the DME24N, DME8i, and DME4io units via AD8HR protocol. This means that the DME head amplifiers can be remotely controlled via an expansion slot on the LS9 or a similar digital mixer or any other product with HA remote capability and a Dsub 9-pin REMOTE connector.

DME Satellite "ES" Type Support(Version3)

The DME Designer application provides full support for the DME Satellite ES types to be released concurrently with the start of the DME Version 3 download service, giving you a choice of audio network protocols to suit your specific application. Install the Yamaha MY16-CII CobraNet interface or Auvitran AVY16-ES EtherSound interface in a DME-N unit to allow remote connection to the corresponding type of DME Satellite I/O unit for flexible network system construction.

Daylight Saving Time(Version3)

A preference has been added that allows easy daylight saving time compensation when using the Event Scheduler and Wav File Player components to provide automated chimes or announcements.

Windows Vista Compatible(Version3)

As of Version 3 the DME Designer application is compatible with the Windows Vista operating system (Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate).